Archive for November, 2010

Final: Hawaii 77, Montana State 59

November 12th, 2010

Great start to Gib Arnold’s tenure as Rainbows coach.

Sluggish start as the Bobcats bombed away early, but UH began to play much better defense late in the first half. The Rainbows got aggressive on offense in the second half and got Montana State in foul trouble.

Hiram Thompson (21 points), Bo Barnes (19) and Joston Thomas (18) supplied the scoring tonight, but this looks like the kind of team where many different players might supply the hot hand on other nights.

Bess giving back

November 9th, 2010

Check out Davone Bess’ web site focused on finding a cure for cancer.

He will be the star of a fundraiser the week of the Pro Bowl.

And a write-in campaign to get Bess into the Pro Bowl is gaining momentum.

Hawaii at Boise State: In-game comments

November 5th, 2010

I’m tempted to pick Hawaii, but it’s hard to go against 66-2 (Boise State’s record at home since 2000) and 21 wins in a row. I’ll say Boise State 34, Hawaii 24. But, I will not be shocked if UH wins — in order to do so, it must either lead early or not fall behind by more than one touchdown and come up with some big defensive stops or turnovers.

If Kealoha Pilares (hamstring) can play at an effective level, it increases UH chances to pull off the upset, astronomically.

Boise State is concerned about its special teams, especially with kicker Kyle Brotzman playing hurt. Traditionally in this series, the Broncos have had the edge on special teams, but UH showed improvement in that area last week.

OK, let’s hear it from you — a score and why Hawaii wins (or, why Boise State wins)

Paredes knows how to pick ‘em

November 4th, 2010

BOISE, IDAHO >> Hawaii linebacker Corey Paredes didn’t have an interception until two weeks ago. He had his first against Utah State, and then two last Saturday against Idaho.

In practice today at Meridian High School, as UH prepares for Boise State, he intercepted three passes.

Paredes, one of the leading tacklers in the country, also forced two fumbles in the Nevada win.

The Castle High grad has established himself as one of the finest linebackers in the nation. He was a walk-on, and he’s just a junior.

Warriors arrive in Boise

November 3rd, 2010

BOISE, Idaho >> The University of Hawaii football team arrived at the team hotel in Boise a little after 1 a.m. Mountain Time.

The Warriors will practice Thursday afternoon.


Now that Neil Abercrombie has been elected governor, it will be interesting to see how quickly he enacts his plan to have the University of Hawaii take over Aloha Stadium.


Andy Irons’ death is a shock to the worldwide surfing community. He was one of Hawaii’s greatest all-time athletes.

The saddest part of this story is that his wife is 7 1/2 months pregnant with their first child.